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What3Words raises $8.5m, Brexit reactions, Clinton tech proposal & more in your Week in Tech

Welcome to your Week in Tech!


Seenit has raised £600,000 in seed funding to continue helping brands and organisations co-create videos.

Elevator Pitch winner what3words has raised $8.5m in a round led by Aramex, a logistics giant.

International money transfer service TransferGo has raised $3.4m in Series A funding from Vostok Emerging Finance (VEF).

Partech Ventures has announced the closure of a €400m growth fund which will be used to invest in UK, European and US tech.

Tech Industry reacts to Brexit

It would be impossible to ignore this week’s politcal news, with Brexit causing a stir across the country.

There was an overwhelmingly negative response from the tech community.

Michael Kent, Azimo CEO, said he was disappointed with the results. “As we’ve said before, this is also a blow to London’s financial services industry: many companies here depend on both EU market access and the ability and legal right to passport their services to the rest of Europe.”

While Gerard Grech said: “The UK remains a world-class country with world-class resources and assets; people, finance, legal framework and a supportive government.

You can read more about Brexit here.

Hilary Clinton talks tech proposals

Hillary Clinton put forward a set of proposals on technology and innovation, that would give special treatment to entrepreneurs and startup workers when it comes to student debt.

Clinton proposed allowing startup founders to defer student debt payment for up to three years. The deferrals would also be available to a new company’s first 10 to 20 employees. The suggestion faced a backlask on Twitter.

First $3 mobile to launch in India

Over in India the first 200,000 $3 smartphones are soon to be released. There’s scepticism over the potential to deliver the devices as they may not be that smart – coming only with basic applications.

Download of the week: Dark sky

Our ‘Download of the Week’ is Dark sky.

Given all the bad weather we’ve been having you might want to be savvy about potential flooding.

Dark Sky is the most accurate source of hyperlocal weather information. With down-to-the-minute forecasts, you’ll know exactly when the rain will start or stop, right where you’re standing.

And finally

And finally, Uber celebrates four years of annoying London taxi drivers. The controversial ride-hailing app is now used by 2 million people in the home of the iconic black cab.